Automated Breast Ultrasound
Аutomated high-resolution 3D imaging that provides a comprehensive, highly detailed visualization of breast tissue. User-independent, hands-free image acquisition delivers standardized results that improve diagnostic accuracy and quality of care.
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What it is
How ABU Helps Patients
What To Expect
An ultrasound may require you to remove articles of clothing and you may be asked to put on a paper gown. Some jewelery articles may interfere with the test and may have to be removed. Wear loose clothing for most ultrasound types.
Before The Test
You will be asked into the room after changing into a gown or removing clothing from the area being examined. Depending on a test, the technologist may or may not place heart monitoring electrodes on the chest. You may be asked to take up a certain position and stay in that position for the most of the test.
During The Test
A technician would place a lubricating gel onto the area being examined using a device called a transducer to make contact with your skin. For some ultrasound tests the transducer is attached to a probe and inserted into a natural opening in the body.
After The Test
You can remove the ultrasound gel with relative ease and no traces. You may go about your daily activities immediately after the test, unless otherwise advised by our staff. The reports will be produced by the reading physician, and shared with your referring doctor. You may discuss these results with you doctor at a follow up appointment.